CAS People

John Fasullo, Project Scientist III


Dr. J.T. Fasullo is a member of the Climate Analysis and Paleo and Polar Climate Sections at NCAR and a Research Associate in the ATOC Department at the University of Colorado. He is involved in societally-impactful research aimed at understanding climate variability and change, and community activities such as the Climate Data Guide and Climate Variability Diagnostics Package. He obtained his B.S. in Applied Physics from Cornell University and his Ph.D. from the University of Colorado .

His activities include:
Highlighted Publications (javascript required)

Observations of the Rate and Acceleration of Sea Level Change, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.
Altimeter-Era Emergence of the Patterns of Forced Sea Level Rise and Implications for the Future, Proc. Nat. Aca. Sci
Persistent Polar Ocean Warming in a Strategically Geoengineered Climate.
Unprecedented 2013–2016 Caribbean drought intensified by climate change.
Hurricane Harvey links to ocean heat content and climate change adaptation
ENSO's Changing Influence on Temperature, Precipitation, and Wildfire In a Warming Climate
Climate-change–driven accelerated sea-level rise detected in the altimeter era

Is detection of accelerated sea level rise imminent?
The Amplifying Influence of Increased Ocean Stratification on A Future Year Without A Summer.
Improved estimates of ocean heat content from 1960 to 2015
Attribution of climate extreme events
Seasonal aspects of the recent pause in surface warming
An apparent hiatus in global warming?
Australia's unique influence on global sea level in 2010-2011
A review of global ocean temperature observations: Implications for ocean heat content estimates and climate change
Externally Forced and Internally Generated Decadal Climate Variability Associated with the Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation
A Less Cloudy Future: The role of subtropical subsidence in climate sensitivity
Model-based evidence of deep-ocean heat uptake during surface-temperature hiatus periods

Other Recent Publications

CESM1(WACCM) Stratospheric Aerosol Geoengineering Large Ensemble (GLENS) Project, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.

Applications of an updated atmospheric energetics formulation, J. Clim.

Sea Level Rise, McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, in press.

Importance of the Resolution of Surface Topography in Indian Monsoon Simulation, J. Clim..

Climate Variability, Volcanic Forcing, and Last Millennium Hydroclimate Extremes, J. Clim..

The Maunder minimum and the Little Ice Age: an update from recent reconstructions and climate simulations, J. Space Weather Space Clim.

On the Relationship between Regional Ocean Heat Content and Sea Surface Height, J. Clim..

Taking the pulse of the planet, EOS.

The Global Monsoon across Time Scales: Mechanisms and outstanding issues, Earth Science Reviews

Atlantic meridional heat transports computed from balancing Earth’s energy locally, Geo.Phys. Res. Lett.

Forced Changes to 20th Century ENSO Diversity in a Last Millennium Context, Climate Dynamics

Considering Eruption Season to Reconcile Model and Proxy Responses to Tropical Volcanism, Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci.,

Interannual Variability in Global Mean Sea Level Estimated from the CESM Large and Last Millennium Ensembles , Water.

Insights into Earth’s energy imbalance from multiple sources. J. Climate

Are GRACE-Era Terrestrial Water Trends Driven By Anthropogenic Climate Change? Advances in Meteorology

ENSO-Driven Energy Budget Perturbations in CMIP models, Clim. Dyn.,

'El Nino Like' Hydroclimate Responses to Last Millennium Volcanic Eruptions J. Clim.

Metrics for the Diurnal Cycle of Precipitation: Toward Routine Benchmarks for Climate Models, J. Clim.

Recent Progress in Constraining Climate Sensitivity with Models Current Climate Change Reports

Re-examining the emergent constraint between climate sensitivity and the Southern Hemisphere radiation budget in CMIP models J. Clim.

The Last Millennium Ensemble Project with the Community Earth System Model (CESM): A Resource for Studying Climate Variability and Change since 850, Bull. Amer. Met. Soc.

Other Recent Media and Blog Posts

9-News on ENSO Global climate impacts of a potential volcanic eruption of Mount Agung, Why Are Sea Levels Around Miami Rising So Much Faster Than Other Places?,Does NASA Data Show That Global Warming Isn’t Causing a Sea Level Rise?, Is detection of accelerated sea level rise imminent? 1991 Mt. Pinatubo volcanic eruption behind depressing global sea levels for two decades, Daily Camera: Earth's Length of Day is Increasing , Colorado Public Radio: Earth's Length of Day is Increasing

Community Activities

The Climate Data Guide
The Climate Variability and Diagnostics Package
Contributor, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR4), Scientific Assessment of Climate Change, WMO/UNEP, 2007
Contributing Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC AR5), Scientific Assessment of Climate Change, WMO/UNEP, 2013

CGD People

John Fasullo, Project Scientist